Education

October 20, 2014 - 7:05pm

Rockford Area Aerospace Network (Booth 4835) has come to the NBAA show seeking to attract more business aviation companies to join the growing aerospace cluster being formed around the northern Illinois city. Already some 250 aviation and aerospace firms have facilities in the Rockford region, which is about 60 miles northwest of Chicago and close to the southern Wisconsin border. These include companies such as UTC Aerospace, GE Aviation, Esterline, AAR and B/E Aerospace.

October 20, 2014 - 8:00am

For pilots needing to obtain an airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate, Sporty’s (Booth 1357) has developed an FAA-approved ATP certification training program (ATP-CTP). Sporty’s partnered with ABX Airlines in Wilmington, Ohio, for the simulator portion of the training.

October 8, 2014 - 11:45am

Purdue University’s Department of Aviation Technology will receive a commercial regional jet, donated by Delta Air Lines, to be used for on-the-ground research and teaching at the Purdue University Airport.

October 6, 2014 - 2:50pm

Details of an FAA investigation released last week uncovered enough evidence to conclude that the competency of any airmen examined by designated pilot examiner (DPE) Bruce Kalashian in the agency’s Fresno, Calif., flight standards district office (FSDO) between January 2012 and January 2014 should be considered in doubt. “As a result of the evidence obtained during the investigation, the FAA has determined that these airmen will require reexamination of their competency pursuant with 49 U.S.C.

October 6, 2014 - 2:15pm

Thomas Haderli, a Swiss pilot, is writing a thesis on crew resource management, which includes an anonymous survey, for the University of Applied Sciences in Zurich. Haderli encourages any pilot to take the survey, which he says will take just 10 minutes to complete.

September 24, 2014 - 10:30am

APFT Maintenance Training aviation school and Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) have signed a contract for the training of aviation technicians in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The program begins in January, and the companies estimate that in five years they will train 400 students from APFT as EASA-qualified aircraft mechanics.

September 24, 2014 - 10:25am

Aspiring maintenance and other technical professionals will have an opportunity to witness what the industry has to offer on October 3 when 250 students will participate in a science, technology, engineering and math-based (Stem) educational event. The Aerospace & Aviation Career Day at Melbourne International Airport in Florida is sponsored by Northrop Grumman and held in cooperation with the Brevard Schools Office of Career and Technical Education and the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce.

September 23, 2014 - 2:25pm

In a mission years in the planning, pilot Barrington Irving departed from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport today in the Hawker 400XP that will serve as his flying classroom for educational tours of all seven continents. The first expedition in the aircraft, which has been dubbed the {{ITALICS}} Inspiration III, runs through November 18 and will include stops across North America and in both Asia and Australasia.

September 3, 2014 - 3:35pm

In response to a request from ARSA and the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), the FAA has extended the comment period on draft Advisory Circular (AC) 65-30B, entitled “Overview of the Aviation Maintenance Profession,” by 90 days to December 10.

August 26, 2014 - 2:25pm

FlightSafety International is offering online training for the ground school portion of its Gulfstream G550 recurrent pilot training course. The company’s G550 eRecurrent training course is available for pilots who operate their aircraft under FAA or EASA regulations and replaces the two-day, in-person recurrent training course. It includes a 13-hour ground school eLearning module and instructor-lead LiveLearning CRM training. The simulator sessions, systems integration training and written exam portions of the course still must take place at a FlightSafety learning center.

 
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